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Old 12-05-2019, 03:52 AM   #2
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I don't believe there are any such services, at least I've never come across them.

You do not want to operate a machine of this capital expenditure without a service contract. You will have engineer callouts, you will require regular PM's of the machine, you'll want the remote diagnostics. Paying for these out of hand will come to more than the cost of a service contract, quite quickly.

If you can't afford a service contract, outsource your sequencing. The best you can do is negotiate with PacBio for a discounted service contract after your warranty period, opt for a multi year one to reduce costs, and perhaps have a payment plan that isn't annual.
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